Same flavor (ha) as the first in the series but I might have caught myself thinking parts were a bit repetitive? The ending was very anticlimactic comparatively and I wanted many more scenes with the Crows and Elementals. Still, it was very enjoyable, particularly the developing relationship between Meg and Simon. On the surface they are so incompatible yet on the inside plagued by the same feelings of uncertainty, anxiousness and budding hope. I'm hoping there is a third book in the series!